Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshops

Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshops

Nebraska Extension will host farm and ranch estate planning workshops at four locations across Nebraska in March. The workshops will offer information on how farm and ranch estates can be passed to ensure the financial stability of families.


Lexington: March 14, Dawson County Extension Office, 1002 Plum Creek Pkwy.  Call 308-324-5501
Near Mead: March 15, Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 Co. Rd. G. Call 402-624-8030
Neligh: March 20, Antelope County Courthouse, 501 M. St. Call 402-887-5414
Wilber: March 23, Saline County Extension Office, 306 W. 3rd St. Call 402-821-2151

For more information, contact Vyhnalek at 402-471-1771 or

Workshops will be held in Lexington, Mead, Neligh and Wilber. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. at each location.

“The consequences of not having an appropriate plan in place can jeopardize the financial stability and future for families,” said Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek. “More importantly, it’s important for one’s wishes to be known so the legacy of farms and ranches can be passed to the individuals or entities intended.”

Vyhnalek works out of the university’s agricultural economics department and focuses on farm and ranch succession and transition.

Workshop presentations are designed to provide basic information to individuals who haven’t started to think about succession or transition plans for their assets. Workshop topics will include:

  • proper family communications;
  • decision-making;
  • concept of fair versus equal;
  • preparing to meet with an attorney;
  • and more.

In addition, an agriculture attorney will offer information on planning for wills, trusts and other end of life documents.

Registration fees vary by each location. Fees include handouts, lunch, refreshments and presentations. To register, contact the location of interest.

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